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Twins launch 11 homers in doubleheader sweep of Orioles

They tied the team record with 8 homers in the second game of the day.
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Eddie Rosario

Camden Yards was no match for the Twins on Saturday as they launched an unbelievable 11 home runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, including a franchise record-tying eight home runs in Game 2 of the double dip. 

Minnesota powered three balls over the ball in a 6-5 win in the first game, and then went berserk with eight more homers in a 16-7 win in the second game of the day. 

Here's the home run tracker: 

  1. 2nd inning Game 1: Eddie Rosario solo HR (415 feet)
  2. 2nd inning Game 1: Willians Astudillo solo HR (372 feet)
  3. 5th inning Game 1: Eddie Rosario solo HR (367 feet)
  4. 1st inning Game 2: Nelson Cruz 2-run HR (410 feet)
  5. 1st inning Game 2: C.J. Cron solo HR (381 feet)
  6. 3rd inning Game 2: Eddie Rosario 2-run HR (398 feet)
  7. 3rd inning Game 2: Mitch Garver 3-run HR (378 feet)
  8. 4th inning Game 2: Jonathan Schoop 3-run HR (389 feet)
  9. 8th inning Game 2: Mitch Garver solo HR (394 feet)
  10. 8th inning Game 2: Nelson Cruz solo HR (415 feet)
  11. 9th inning Game 2: Jonathan Schoop solo HR (435 feet)

Rosario hit three homers on the day while Cruz, Cron, Garver and Schoop each homered twice.

The 1963 Twins hit eight homers in a game on Aug. 29, 1963, so Saturday's feat equaled a mark that was set 56 years ago. 

Byron Buxton, with two outs in the ninth, hit a ball off the top of the wall in left that nearly tied the Twins' doubleheader record of 12 homers, set on that same day in 1963 against the Washington Senators. 

The MLB record for homers by a team in one game is nine, set by the 1999 Cincinnati Reds. 

Here's a sampling of the home run outburst. Enjoy. 

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